Biathlon Bears


Registration opens June 4. Click JOIN button on this page to register.  

  • Children younger than 9 who are interested in biathlon are encouraged to register in the Jackrabbits program to develop basic ski skills.
  • Note: If your child will attend both Fall and Winter sessions, please sign up for both sessions to avoid disappointment if a Winter session sells out.

9-12 (Birth year 2006-2009)

  • Fall Session: September 10, 2018 – October 18, 2018 
  • Winter Session: December 4, 2018 – December 20, 2018 & January 7, 2019 – March 7, 2019 (The first two weeks in December are tentatively planned to be indoors using EcoAims rifles, location TBD.)

Choice of:

  • Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 – 7:00pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 – 8:30pm
  • Confederation Park Golf Course and/or
  • Canada Olympic Park Biathlon Range

*Practice times and locations subject to change dependant on weather and facility availability.

Program Description

The Biathlon Bears program teaches the basic skills of biathlon in a safe and fun environment. The overall aim is to build confidence with skiing and shooting skills and provide a fun introduction to fitness-for-life. No skiing experience is necessary to join Biathlon Bears. This program is designed to teach first time skiers, as well as challenge returning skiers, to develop skate skiing and shooting skills

In the 6 weeks fall session, biathletes will learn target shooting skills and build general and ski-specific fitness with a combination of fun drills and games.

The 12 weeks winter session starts as soon as COP opens in December – we aim for 2 weeks before Christmas. Although if conditions do not permit, we will delay the start of the program as required. The program concludes in mid-March. The winter session continues to build on shooting skills and introduces skate skiing. Drills and games develop balance, technique, and cardiovascular fitness.

During the winter, Foothills will provide coaching support and bring rifles for athletes to use at local races. Those who are very keen may wish to participate in a provincial cup race (race costs are not included in program fees). Provincial cup races are part of the provincial racing circuit and bring athletes in from all over the province.

More Information

If you have any questions please contact [email protected].